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Tender tycoon Edwin Sodi is rumoured to be living it up again in his R100m Bryanston home. Image via YouTube @GlobalTrends

Lives of the rich and infamous: Inside Edwin Sodi’s Bryanston ‘pad’

Tenders, IT girls, fast cars and mansions…Corruption-accused businessman Edwin Sodi is STILL living large. Take a tour of his R100m home.

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Tender tycoon Edwin Sodi is rumoured to be living it up again in his R100m Bryanston home. Image via YouTube @GlobalTrends

Millionaire businessman and “serial celebrity dater” Edwin Sodi’s personal and public life appears to be a rather messy affair. This year, the controversial tender tycoon has been making headlines for all the IT girls, including Minnie Dlamini, he has been flashing around as arm candy.

In May, celebrity and entertainment blogger Musa Khawula tweeted what he dubbed “Edwin Sodi’s hit list”. Take a look…

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Edwin Sodi the asbestos audit ‘kingpin’?

In October 2020, EWN reported that Blackhead Consulting director Sodi, Free State Premier Ace Magashule and 10 others were accused of a multimillion-rand failed asbestos tender.

They were all charged with corruption and money laundering, as well as theft at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court.

The State argued that Sodi and two companies were involved in the masterminding of alleged corruption in the R225 million asbestos audit project in the Free State and were paid R51 million before they even started the work.

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Gone in 60 seconds: Luxury cars, properties seized

According to TimesLIVE, the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) swooped on the tender tycoon’s properties and luxury vehicles at the time.

The NPA seized 29 vehicles, 27 properties, 19 active accounts and household goods belonging to the tenderpreneur and Blackhead Consulting.

News24 further reports the Zondo Commission concluded in April 2022 that Sodi made generous payments through his business bank accounts to “obtain access, secure influence, and retain connections with a number of individuals at provincial and national government”.

Sodi still living it up in Bryanston mega-mansion

Edwin Sodi’s Bryanston mega-mansion was on the market in 2020, but the businessman has apparently moved in again. Images via Instagram/ Savanna News

One of Sodi’s properties that went up for sale in 2020, was his Bryanston mansion with a price tag of R85 million or R650 000 rental per month. It was listed by Hamiltons Property Portfolio at the time. 

According to Savanna News, the rumour mill has it that he is again living it up in the palatial home which is now valued at a staggering R100 million.

Inside Sodi’s R100m mega-mansion

Let’s take a tour of one of Mzansi’s most expensive mansions…

The modern architectural design appears to display some elements of the famous Float House in Tel Aviv, Israel, by Pitsou Kedem Architects. It was completed in 2013, a year before Sodi purchased his mansion for R40 million and embarked on some pricey renovations.

A sprawling lawn makes for the perfect outdoor entertainment area when entertaining guests. Image: Instagram

Sodi’s Bryanston home boasts five bedroom suites, as well as two master guest bedrooms furnished with high-end designer furniture. To top this off, there are no less than seven spacious bathrooms.

Tender dreams? One of the bedroom suites in Edwin Sodi’s R100 million Bryanston mansion. Image: Instagram

No doubt the open-plan gourmet kitchen is stocked with exotic delicacies such as caviar for when the businessman wines and dines high-profile guests. It also has its very own cocktail bar and a state-of-the-art private wine cellar.

Adding to the entertainment factor, the home boasts a 12-seater cinema and a games room.

Another wow factor are the magnificent views which can be enjoyed from various patios.

A patio with a view… Image: Instagram

The mansion has several (yes, several) indoor pools, as well as an outdoor infinity pool.

And for what is left of Sodi’s luxury car collection, there is space to park 14 vehicles in the garage…